FCC TSR Honda France finishes third in…


FCC TSR Honda France started the 24-hour race from third place on the grid with Frenchman Mike Di Meglio, based on the combined results of strong qualifying sessions.

Immediately after the start, a collision forced the entry of the safety car on the first eight laps, but as soon as the race resumed, Di Meglio put the Honda CBR1000RR-R Fireblade SP in the lead and took his first stint. in 2nd place. .

In Gino Rea’s first stint, he set a very good lap at the start of the race and managed to regain the lead. Rea created a 3-second gap before Josh Hook’s stint, and the Aussie extended the lead further at the next pit stop.

With very regular and solid laps, the Fireblade n°5 led the race until the eight hours of the race, with a very strong pace but unscheduled pit stops forced the team to fall back to third position.

Barely entering the last quarter of the race, the crash of Gino Rea allowed the team to do an incredible job repairing the bike, losing only about 11 minutes in the pits without consequence on the position. FCC TSR Honda France showed a true spirit of endurance and fought until the end to secure the podium.

Leading the race for the first 8 hours and being 3rd at the 16th hour, he gave the team 18 intermediate points in addition to the 3 points for qualifying. The team leaves Le Mans with 49 points and third in the provisional FIM EWC Championship with this third result.

Last year’s winners, National Motos Honda, had a solid run with a new lineup of riders. The Superstock team, which started from 13th place on the grid (2n/a in the Superstock category), finished on the third step of the podium.

The #55 Fireblade was able to hold on to second place, but a minor problem with the lighting late in the first quarter caused the team to pit and drop to fourth.

The team managed to secure the podium with very consistent stints from the National Motos Honda riders and crossed the checkered flag in third place in the Superstock class.

The privateer Honda RAC 41 Chromeburner team had a difficult weekend with the injury of Belgian rider Gregory Fastré on Friday and early retirement during the race due to mechanical problems with the bike. The #41 Honda leaves Le Mans with positive feelings as all the riders had a good pace all week with a very competitive Fireblade.

The next round of the 2022 FIM EWC Championship will take place on the Spa-Francorchamps circuit, which will host the 24 Hours of Spa on June 4 and 5.


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